Deputies investigate attempted formula theft
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a man accused of attempting to steal baby formula from a Baton Rouge department store last month.
Police said the suspect was seen on security cameras at the Wal-Mart located at 3132 College Drive on Aug. 16 as he loaded a shopping cart with multiple cartons of baby formula with a value of nearly $600.
According to detectives, the man pushed the cart out of the store exit without paying, but abandoned it and fled on foot across College Drive when he was approached by deputies at the front of the store.
The man was dressed in clothes that closely match that of some store employees, which included khaki pants, a navy shirt and a traffic vest, according to investigators.
Asset protection employees told deputies the same man attempted a similar formula theft at another store in the area before he came to the College Drive location.
Anyone with information concerning the incident is urged to contact the EBR Sheriff's Office at (225) 389-5000.